Amazon India’s Losses Mount – Showing Why It Pays So Little Tax

Amazon India is losing money hand over fist in its marketplace section. That's the part where other third parties use the infrastructure to reach...

Crawshaws Butchers Goes Bust – Behold The Power Of Capitalism To Make Us Richer

Crawshaws Butchers has just gone into administration - the polite way of saying gone bust - putting 600 jobs on the line. Which is...

GM Isn’t Firing 18,000 Bureaucrats, More’s The Pity, Just Offering Buyouts

Hope springs ever eternal to be dashed against the rocks of reality. As with this news that GM is to get rid of 18,000...

Once We Get Robots Building The Factories Where Robots Build Robots We’ll Be Getting...

The apotheosis of wealth building is a Von Neumann machine. We build one, it goes off and scours for the resources to build another,...

Excellence In Market Segmentation – Charging For Airline Seat Allocation

A useful thing to keep in mind about being in business is that you're attempting to be the anti-economist. Everything that the standard textbooks...

Will Hutton Fail – But Has Philip Green Done Better Than Others?

Will Hutton comes over all Edward Heath and tells us that Sir Philip Green is the unacceptable face of capitalism. Tough, brusque to the...

Patisserie Valerie’s Cash Hole And Secret Overdrafts

Luke Johnson's Patisserie Valerie isn't having an easy time of it. They thought they were sitting on a cash pile of near £30 million...

Mandy Rice Davies Moment – Landlord Against Business Rates

Mandy Rice Davies was the girl no better than she should be who when asked why one of her possible clientele insisted he'd never...

Ethnic Pay Gap Reporting – They’re Going To Get This Horribly, Horribly, Wrong

Theresa May has announced that companies will have to report their ethnic pay gaps. This is going to go horribly, horribly, wrong. Because the...

Jared Kushner Pays No Income Tax – An Entirely Fair And Reasonable Result

We've reports that Jared Kushner paid no Federal income tax for years. This is obviously going to play well - or not well, dependent...